. Tapirs are related to horses and rhinoceroses. There are four species of tapirs and all of them are either endangered or vulnerable.
Tapirs weigh between 500 and 800 lbs (225 to 360 kg). They can be over three and a half feet (1m10cm) tall. They live 25 to 30 years.
Tapirs live in South and Central America and in South Asia. They generally live in forests or in the high grasses but the woolly tapir lives in the Andes Mountains.
They eat leaves and fruit and feed in the morning and evening.
Tigers and jaguars and anacondas and crocodiles can all be dangerous to tapirs.
Their trunk is prehensile. They are good swimmers and like to swim but can also sink and walk along the bottom of a river.